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    Future perfect tense in main clause

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    What’ll be the appropriate tense in the subordinate clause? Please help to explain why.

    Alan will definitely make a lot of money if he invested wisely.

    Alan will definitely make a lot of money if he has invested wisely.

    Alan will definitely make a lot of money if he had invested wisely.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Future perfect tense in main clause

    Quote Originally Posted by blissful View Post
    Hi

    What’ll be the appropriate tense in the subordinate clause? Please help to explain why.

    Alan will definitely make a lot of money if he invested wisely.

    Alan will definitely make a lot of money if he has invested wisely.

    Alan will definitely make a lot of money if he had invested wisely.

    Thank you.
    Two of the three are possible. Which ones in your opinion?

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    Re: Future perfect tense in main clause

    And where does the "future perfect" of your title enter into it? The main clause is in the simple future 'tense'.

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    Re: Simple Future Tense in main clause.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Two of the three are possible. Which ones in your opinion?
    Hi

    I am sorry to make a silly mistake.

    The header should be read as Simple Future Tense.

    I’d go for,

    Alan will definitely make a lot of money if he invested wisely.

    Alan will definitely make a lot of money if he has invested wisely.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Simple Future Tense in main clause.

    Alan will definitely make a lot of money if he invested wisely.

    Alan will definitely make a lot of money if he has invested wisely.

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